West Virginia Writers, Inc.Established in 1977, West Virginia Writers, Inc. is the  largest nonprofit, all-volunteer, writers' resource and service organization serving literary interests in West Virginia.

We are founded on the fundamental principle that the written word is one of the most distinguishing characteristics of all human endeavors.  Our aim is to expand and develop creative writing and professional opportunities for writers and to connect the state's writers with others in the literary community and the public at large.

WV Writers sponsors both an annual writers conference and an annual writing competition.


2/27/2015  A flyer for the 2015 Summer Conference as well as a preliminary list of workshop presenters and their workshops is now available via our 2015 Summer Conference page.

UPDATED (2/27/15):  Our 2015 WVW Contest continues to accept entries through March 31.  However, now that we're past the first deadline of March 15, we do charge a $2 late fee per entry for adult contest entries and a $1 late fee per entry for the New Mountain Voices Student Contest entries.

Entry forms are available via our CONTEST page.  There you can also find our Contest Frequently Asked Questions List, our full list of 2015 contest judges, judge Bios, and ContestCAST 2015, our podcast interview with WVW contest coordinator, Eric Fritzius, explaining all the ins and outs of the contest for this year. 

Check out our BLOG for updates about the contest and news about WVW.

You can find all of that at our CONTEST PAGE.

Fed From the Blade

The anthology collaboration between WV Writers and Woodland Press, Fed From the Blade is now available for purchase.

Edited by former WVW President Cat Pleska, and Woodland Press editor Michael Knost, Fed From the Blade features stories and poems by Sherrell Wigal, G. Cameron Fuller,
Kathleen Furbee, Karin Fuller, Llewellyn McKernan, Wilma Stanley Acree, Frank Larnerd, Joshua S. Robinson, Edwina Pendarvis, Diane Tarantini, Mary Lucille DeBerry, Barbara Smith, Belinda Anderson, Ginger Hamilton Caudill, Frances Lucretia Van Scoy, Jason Roth, Christine Roth, Marion R. Kee, Mathilde Hall, Beverly Bisbee, Patricia Hopper Patteson, Susan Sheppard, Lynne Schwartz-Barker, Laura Treacy Bentley, Rob Merritt, Susanna Holstein, John N. Mugaas, and Ethan Fischer.

Purchase it at Woodland Press's website.


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  1. Forris Hudkins

    Have written three books, two set in West Virginia and one related to West Virginia. Books just published a couple of months ago. Interested in techniques to market. Title of books is: The Launching, The Cruise and Fiddler’s Green.

    First chapter of each book can be viewed on blog section of web site: nbaplayground.com



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